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, darcy spencer, news 4 today. ♪ amazing grace >> in lorton, virginia, a community is mourning the lo of a mother and her two young children killed in a townhouse fire. neighbors held a candlelight vigil for she and her so, solomon and alfonso. they died of smoke inhalation and burns after their home caught fire on wednesday. the children were 3 and 5 years old. their gndmother said she appreciated the community support. >> i have lived here for three years and haven't even seen this many people. for all of them to come out of their doors and support us not even knowing who we are, i am really, really loving it. i just thank god tt all of them. >> investigators are trying to determine what started the fire. three other children and a man escaped from the burning townhouse>>> a congregation near atlanta is anxiousl awaiting word from their bishop this morning, expected to address allegations that he lured four young men into sexual relationships. this is videoof h 8:00 service an hour ago near atlanta. it does not show the bishop's arrival on stage. lauits by four men claim lang pushed
. >>> for the first time in nearly 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. theresa lewis' execution was the first after woman in the united states in five years. she was convicted of arranging the killings of her husband an stepson to cash in on a $250,000 insurance payment. both the trigger men were sentenced to life in prison. one committed suicide in jail back in 2006. >> the execution of theresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. >> tonight, the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful child-like and loving human spirit of theresa lewis. >> lewis is the 1th woman executed since the u.s. resumed the death penalty in 1976. the last woman to die in virginia was a 17-year-old virginian. she was put to death in the electric chair in 1912. >>> police have made an arrest in the murder of a d.c. waiter and college student neil godleski. he was shot to death while riding home from work last month. police believe the killer was 17-year-old eric f
hours or so. showers moving rather quickly. marching across virginia, west virginia, d.c. fom the south. areas of blue and green are generally lighter showers moving south to north. we have wet pavement around the region. that's fender-bender weather. leave early. 50s in the mountains. east of the blue ridge to the bay, 60s. bay east, low 70s. more rain on top from the southland all the way from the southeastern atlantic and the gulf of mexico. this moisture will come on through today and tomorrow. things settling down tomorrow afternoon. >> we are loading up rapidly along i-95. now we're getting the initial reports of an accident near 123 in wood ridge. look out for that. let's head over to maryland, beltway north of town loading up quickly. outer loop, connecticut. right there. as you approach route 29 on the outer loop. police are headed over there. out to the rails we o, looking good. metro, vre, m.a.r.k., all doing fine. >> the hunt is on for the gunman who shot and killed a man in prince george's county overnight. one man had been shot. he was taken to the hospital where he was pr
across southwestern and south central virginia but you can see on the satellite loop they're defini definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thur
in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >>> metro is getting high marks. metro is much safer than it was a year ago. >> reporter: good news for a change. it was just a few months ago that the national transportation satisfactory board blasted metro for the anemic safety culture th say existed at the time of that deadly crash. now, the ntsb is recognizing them for strides they have made over the last year to improve safety. the chairman of the ntsb said metro is safer now than it was back in 2009. metro has made significant safety improvements in the year following a collision that left nine dead. that the word from the national transportation safety board. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus, and i think that always every organization is going to go through a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you make. and i believe that
street bridge as a way to get into the district. in the beltway in virginia, everything is clear from the wilson bridge up to 95. making your way to 66. 495 in maryland north of the district, ever one is moving at speed. inbound new york avenue, no problems at this point between the times building and florida avenue. andrea back to you. >> with vincent gray all but certain to become the next mayor of d.c., this week we should learn more about the future of one of the key figures in at dry january fenty's administration. gray has a meeting scheduled with schools chancellor michelle rhee. kristen fisher joins us from d.c. public schools headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. ever spins vince gray won the democratic primary last tuesday, the big question following him is what will happen to d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee. initially at a press conference after the primary, gray said he would wait until after the general election before he made any sort of personnel decisions. now we are hearing it could be happening much sooner. here is why. rhee will be returning from vacation th
for him. they spotted a car on the side of the road in manassas. he identified himself as a virginia state trooper. further investigation revealed he is not a trooper and there is now a search warrant for his arrest. the man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend is in custody but his vehicle is still missing. tuesday the montgomery county police say joshua prince fired at least one shot at his ex. that sparked a regional manhunt and he later turned himself into police in pennsylvania. authority have not been able to locate the chevy tahoe. authorities will escort prince back to montgomery county where he is facing attempted murder charges. >>> several attack around the university of maryland campus are prompting authorities to step up the patrols this weekend. prince george's county + say there have been at least five robberies around umd in just the last three week. three students were reportedly beaten and robbed last weekend. the robberies were reported on monday within minutes of each other. the university's police chief that he may form a task force to focus this problem. >>> decision
a bit, virginia beach is less than 100 miles from earl's approach of land and it escaped the high winds and flooding that hit the outer banks. >> still a light drizzle here in virginia beach but we are expecting the sun shortly. they are taking stock of the damage one tree down, eight people without power, no major flooding. call it dancing with earl. even at 3:00 a.m., people were out romancing the storm. in the dark, winds gusted to a high of maybe 20 miles an hour. the rain just sprinkled down. at daybreak, the adventurers took to the beach, even waltzing in the water. awed by the waves and imagine imagine industry that skirted the ocean front to offer a cares reinstead of a punch. >> it is something magic about being out there. >> very fresh. don't get it all the time. the wind feels great. >> reporter: by 7:30, the wind had shifted. earl was sucking it back out that way, and if you look at the swells, you can see how the wind was blowing the foam out to sea. the wind blew northeast in gusts as high as 40 miles an hour. the biggest threat now the waves an the tide which may eat up p
in almost 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. 41-year-old teresa lewis was convicted in 2002 of hiring the two men who killed her husband and stepsoin an elaborate scam to collect insurance money. >>> the fire described three homes in the 8300 block of tillup loop in manassas. jane has more. >> reporter: eight homes were damaged or destroyed as strong winds whipped the massive blaze through a row of single-family homes. an upscale neighborhood turns into a fiery inferno as strong winds cause fles to jump from roof to roof. amateur video shows a fast-moving blaze as firefighters struggle to get control and neighbors start to panic. >> it was only ten minute before all of these went up. it was really, really horrific. i said, you kw, i need to pack some things and get out of he. i knew how close we were and seeing how fast it happened. it was pretty bad. >> reporter: witnesses say the fireroke out in the back of 8355 tillut loop. the heatrom the fire caused vinyl siding on three homes to melt. one neighbor ran or to door to make sure everyone made it out okay. >> i ran to the g
. saturday, a lot of sunshine from th. let's go back to lisa. >> in virginia, we have lingering roads to go was bound to 66 degrees. they said they will be pulling it to the shoulders very soon. this is the drive on the gu ieceico mark. there are plenty of cameras to what. -- watch. we will go back to allison and pamela. >> we do have breaking news. a police pursuit that end in a hail of gunfire. this happened at around 3:00 this afternoon. it ended in southeast washington. we will standing by live with the latest details. >> there are a number of police officers out here searching this area. we have canine units out there. one person is looking for another man who got away on budget. another of individuals also fled in a stolen vehicle. it began around 3:15 a.m. this morning on silver hill road. officers say they were pursuing two cars. one was on another car. officers are blocking it. it was following. it came to a stop. the carjacking vehicle is still on the run. we know shot for exchange. no one was injured. they do have this area. they are looking for one person on good to got away. th
far no word on any suspects or motive. >>> a virginia man who works with middle school and high school wrestlers is charged with possession of child pornography. 51-year-old mark barget was arrested on friday following a three-month investigation. fairfax county firefighters tipped off police back in june when they found pornographic material inside his lorton home while responding to a fire next door. police want anybody with information to come forward. >> if you are a parent of one of those children and you want to open a conversation with your child, speak with your child about those matches and ask if they feel they have any information they would like to share with the police department. >> the northern virginia wrestlers association said in part, these charges have nothing to do with their contract and the rules forbid anyone be alone with a coach without the team. >>> a smash and grab robbery just after 3:00 this morning in the 11,000 block of rockville pike in rockville. someone smashed a door window at a tokyo cafe. they stole some items. no word on what was taken. >>> the fb
with maryland license plates. >>> also making headlines being homes in a virginia subdivision reduced to rubble. now, firefighters want to know what started this massive fire in manassas. as many as 16 people have been forced from their homes because of this fire. the fire broke out around 3:30 yesterday afternoon along tillot loop. one woman was taken to the hospital from just the shock of seeing her home burned to the ground. it took firefighters an hour and a half to bring that blaze under control. they believe the fire started in the middle house and then quickly spread in both directions from there. now, again, three homes were destroyed. five others were damaged. and the red cross is helping displaced families find temporary shelter. still no word on what started a fire that killed a virginia mother and two of her children. ally anderson saved three of her children as her lorton town home burned on wednesday. she managed to lower them out a window down to their uncle but then she went back to get her youngest sons but neither she nor her sons made it out. neighbors tried to help out but c
that were nearby that are scorched. >>> there's no word on what started a fire that killed a virginia mother and her two children. al llie around son saved three of her kids as their -- anderson saved three of her kids as their home burned yesterday. she went back for her youngest son but could not get him out. the fire was too intense. >>> we are following breaking news tonight out of virginia. for the first time in nearly 100 years a woman has been executed in the commonwealth. it happened less than an hour ago in greensville correctional center in jarrett. fox 5's roby chavez joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: details are just coming into the newsroom from greenville correction center in jarrett. 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection at 9:13 tonight with her victims' families watching. lewis was convicted for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson just to collect money from insurance back in 2002. lewis pled guilty, but her legal team questioned her competence because of her low iq. now moments ago witnesses stepped outside to talk about her final
that were destroyed. >>> for the first time in nearly a century, a virginia woman has been executed. theresa lewis has been put to death by lethal injection at the greensville correctional center in jarrett. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband an stepson, giving them sex and cash in exchange so she could collect a quarter million dollars in insurance money. she used her final statement to tell her husband's daughter she loved her and she was very sorry. >>> now, to a break in the murder of college student neil god left tski. police arrested a 16-year-old gang member yesterday. he was gunned didn't while riding his bicycle through sherman cycle. the suspect, eric for mansion 17 and is being charged as an adult. >>> the washington nationals are losing stan kasten. he was part are of a tbiewp to buy the nats. he at the time being he committed to staying with the team for five years. -- he was part of a group to buy the nationals. >>> very quiet out there. very calm. also very humid you will find as you walk outside today. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. let's get a
flames destroy part of a virginia neighborhood. now just released 911 calls are giving new insight into what happened. >>> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake
degrees. the temperature will be on the cooler side. 95 in winchester. culpeper, virginia coming in at 97. a little bit of a breeze for you off that chesapeake bay. this is what you can expect overnight. 83 around 9:00. 80 by 11:00. by tomorrow morning,ooking at the temperature of 70 degrees. the temperatures will change. weaer will change in a big way. a major pattern shift coming up this weekend. i'll beng break it down for you in my forecast. >> thank yo doug. >>> today some homeowners returned to the scene of a huge fire that damaged eht home in manassas yesterday. meantime, fire investigators are looking into what caused it. now the latest on this. >> the use of this fire remains under investigation. while there's been lots of speculation about what caused it go we're still awaiting word from investigators about what caused the fire. meanwhile, what is known is that a lot of homes, a lot of lives have been disrupted by this. and there is an outpouring of support moral and otherwise for those lives were changed. across the street, vinyl siding and a cable box melted from the extreme h
toyota avalon with maryland plates. >>> a virginia neighborhood is charred by a devastating fire yesterday afternoon in manassas. three homes are destroyed and several families are lucky to have made it out alive. >> reporter: this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire. three homes side by side up in flames. scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home basically destroyed. her husband: >> we feel bad, we got outside with everybody. >> reporter: their friends say all the memories and everything inside the house is destroyed. >> they couldn't save anything. >> reporter: the flames and heat spreading quickly. >> with that much fire you need a lot of water, hoses, personnel to control it. >> reporter: manassas assistant fire chief leon bu
was hit with more charges in michigan. he's suspected of a series of stabbings in virginia, ohio and michigan. today prosecutors in flaunt have charged him with murder and assaults. these new charges are in addition to the attempted murder charges he's also facing in michigan. >> we have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this occurred and the defendant is the person responsible. we'll get there. we're being careful, methodical. i have a tremendous team of law enforcement working with us and i'm confident we'll be able to be successful. >> abuelazam pled not guilty today. >>> we have the condition of a doctor shot at hopkins last week. orthopedic surgeon david cohen is in good condition and continues to improve. he was shot by the son of an elderly patient being treated at the hospital last thursday. police say the gunman, 50-year- old paul warren pardus became distraught after being told about his mother's condition and he shot and killed his mother and then himself. >>> the only woman on virginia death row, the only way theresa lewis will survive is a reprieve from the dis
#. winchester, virginia is at 59. your forecast for today looks like this. cooler, cloudy, rain. it could be heavy at times. -- ocean city is at 72 degrees. our average high is 75 degrees. we are right about where with should be. we'll feel cooler after the 90- plus days. >> let's check in with julie wright. >> gurvir said she had been gone for two weeks. i didn't get a card or e-mail. >> when you are on vacation, you are on vacation. >> i did not have access to wireless internet and my cell phone didn't work in a lot of spots. >> so, in other words, you just stayed at home. >> that's true. >> welcome back. on the roads this morning, wet pavement is what we're waking up to just about everywhere around our viewing area. if you are traveling southbound, you will find lanes are open out of rockville with no incidents to report but definitely below speed early this morning south of 8 headed out towards the lane divide. we do have the typical slowdown approaching and passing 109. accident activity at 197 second lane from the left. live shot of 66. the gang is all here. wear bunched up as you m
to go. in northwest, megan mcgrath, news4. >>> the lights are out at a factory in winchester, virginia. shortly before midnight last night, ge, our parent company, shut down its last incandescent light bulb factory in the country. it was due in part to the energy conservation measure passed by congress thre years ago. it essentially orders everyone to switch to more energy efficient compact florescent bulbs by the year 2014 when the winchesr plant closed, 200 people lost their $30 an hour jobs and they're not happy about that. >> i have to have a jobt least $20 to $22 an hour to pay our bills and keep our home. >> at one point, the virginia plant was producing a billion light bulbs a area. >>> when we come back on news4, a big bear is found roaming around a residential neighborhood. >>and it was steps away from a middle school. >>> also coming up, the feds want to you empty your medicine cabinet. we'll tell you why it could save your lif >>> michelle rhee is seen as super man and people can't understand why we're not delighted to have super man. >> e's been touted as the national model
gunfire with police. the carjacked vehicle got away. >>> at 6:14, a virginia woman became the first female to be executed in the u.s. in five years. teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection while -- for arranging to have her husband and step-son killed. before she was put to death, lewis apologized to the daughter of the father she killed. >>> firefighters are trying to determine what caused a manassas fire. winds help the fire spread. 11 people were displaced. >>> parts of wisconsin and minnesota are under a state of emergency as heavy rains pound the area. the region is expected to get even more rain today. alison? >>> the president of iran made extreme allegations yesterday at the u.n.. so extreme it caused the u.s. delegation to walk out. emily schmidt has more about that and how it could affect america's relationship with that country. >>> president obama's speech advocated working toward peace in the middle east. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride that comes with a home state. israelis will never know the certainty that comes with sover
in the 50s. baltimore, 58 degrees. frederick, maryland, 59 degrees. manassas, virginia, 55. 56degrees in fredericksburg. here is a look at the satellite- radar. then we'll he show you what is happening out west. this is a radar image. no satellite. couple of clouds moving through. nothing in the way of precipitation for us. it will be late saturday night in the first part of sunday when we finally get some precipitation coming in. you can see the a precipitation tea creasing from what we've seen over the central and southern plains as it make its way eastward. we could use the rain but we will not get flood flooding rains or anything like that like they saw in the plains. nothing like that headed our way. forecast for washington for had you had looks like this. 78degrees for your high. lots of sunshine, not bad. tomorrow, high near 80. sunny, i think tomorrow will be beautiful, i great weekend day. a chance of rain i would say after midnight saturday night into the first half of sunday until about noon, 1:00, 2:00, then we think the showers wrap up. should be dry. you will need a towe
charges in virginia. mark bargette is charged with 10 counts. detectives want to hear from anyone who feels they have additional information in this case. >>> prosecutors filed additional charges against suspected serial stabbing suspect elias abuelazam. he faced four more murder charges in flit, michigan. he's also accused of a stabbing and hammer attack in virginia. if convicted he faces life in prison with no chance of parole. >>> another person attacked near the university of maryland over the weekend. this one happened early yesterday morning in the college park shopping center parking lot. police say the victim was intoxicated when three men attacked him. a silver spring man has been charged with a series of attacks this month. police are looking for three suspects in sunday's attack. >>> a government panel is deciding on whether to allow a company to sell genetically engineered salmon to u.s. consumers. if approved by the fda this would be the first ever genetically engineered animal allowed for human consumption. manuel gullegos joins us live with the implications. a big decis
to pass up. buy an energy star appliance in virginia and you don't have to pay the sales tax. governor mcdonnell declared an emergency star sales tax holiday. the products must cost $2,500 or less and be bought for personal use. >>> a belove independent captiol hill hardware store is celebrating 90 years in business. they plan a week long festivity gala including daily raffles and give aways special bargain prizes, live -- bargain prices and free gas. it started when a cabinet maker was laid off by the navy yard and went in to business for himself. >> hardware stores to me smell so good i don't know what it is. old wood floors an stuff. >> i think that is a topper thing. >> it is lumber, new stuff. we are looking at a respite in the immediate metro area. but don't let you guard down. flood watch until 8:00 tomorrow. show you titan. you can see there is a ton of moisture to the south of us. we have rain to the west. we will look a that in academy is but this is what we are concerned about. what will happen is we will be in the mid until the metro area. heavy back to the west, which is occu
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